Harry Lemen Historic Photo Collection

From 1927 through the 1950s, Madison, Indiana, real estate agent and amateur photographer Harry Lemen captured scenes along the Ohio Valley in Madison, Hanover and Jefferson County, Indiana. The Madison-Jefferson County Public Library inherited his Kodak Brownie camera, his prints, and negatives. Starting in 2003, the library scanned many of the photos to make them available to the public.

I coordinated the technology aspects of the project in collaboration with our county historian who focused on the history behind the images. I established best practices for scanning and Dublin Core metadata and also trained interns who assisted with scanning.

I first designed the collection as part of the Indiana State Library’s ContentDM server. I later migrated and designed the collection on the library servers using the Omeka content management system.

Note: This site has since been moved to a new server.